Writing and Publishing

Librarians can help identify potential sources and information on submission requirements for your articles. Some useful resources include:

  • WashLaw. Includes an annotated list with links to law journals.
  • Washington and Lee - Law Journals: Submissions and Rankings. Provides editorial addresses, submission policies, and ranking data.
  • ExpressO. This is a fee-based service that allows you to submit your articles electronically to multiple journals and track the progress of your submissions. Please contact Henry Bishop at ext. 2-4970 for information about ExpressO.
  • Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication. This essay offers a number of suggestions for law students who want to publish their research papers. It presents a chart of the policies of 194 law reviews with respect to whether they will publish comments submitted by non-law review members who are students at their home school or notes, comments or articles submitted by law students from other schools.
  • Legal Research & Writing for Scholarly Publication. Provides advice on finding a topic, preemption checking, and choosing where to submit an article.
  • Submission Guide for Online Law Review Supplements, Version 7.0. This document contains information about submitting essays and articles to general online law review supplements. It covers 36 general online law reviews. This document will be updated on an annual basis and as law schools create new online law review supplements.
  • Law Review Rankings, PrawfsBlawg, July 21, 2011. Comments on the usefulness of rankings (to writers and readers) and wishes for better ones.
  • "Resources for Scholarly Research and Writing as Antidote to Plagiarism" Arizona State Law Journal Blog, 2011 KATHRYN A. SAMPSON, University of Arkansas School of Law. Avoiding plagiarism is about good record keeping and then constructing reliable references that are transferred to new scholarly work. This piece identifies and links useful sources of information about such scholarly writing and citation, and highlights the truism that mindful record keeping and citation is critical to avoid academic plagiarism. This piece succinctly describes scholarly research and summarizing techniques and resources.

If you are having trouble finding a research topic or writing your upper-level or another paper, consult our  Choosing a Research Paper Topic and Writing Resources for Law Students guides.